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We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Bronze near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Troy Gene Scroggins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Troy Scroggins is a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Scroggins honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Roland B Hawkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Roland Hawkins' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hawkins attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins takes. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Paul Noble Page, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Page's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Page accepts. Dr. Page attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Padmanabha attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Mini Jacob Elnaggar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mini Elnaggar practices radiation oncology in New Orleans, LA. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Elnaggar is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Steven Joseph Dibiase, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 South Liberty Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Steven Dibiase is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. Dr. Dibiase attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ellen Levine Zakris, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ellen Zakris specializes in radiation oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Zakris attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Raymond Clay Gould, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Gould is a radiation oncology specialist in Marrero, LA. Dr. Gould is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Paul D Monsour, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Monsour is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Monsour graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 S Liberty Street; Hc-62
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Kraus is a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rachael Eve Harmon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rachael Harmon specializes in radiation oncology and practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Harmon is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harmon takes. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.